1980 Gerber Folding Sportsman III knife w/box & sheath
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Bought in 1980. Never used, carried or sharpened. Comes with original sheath, box and brochure. The brochure is dated 10/79.Size : closed: 5-1/4", blade: 4". Features : (per Gerber's 1979 catalog) Locking blade is 440-C surgical stainless steel (Rockwell C57-59); has been double-wedge ground by Gerber craftsmen: they are done one at a time; is quite thick (.125"); has a built-in safety pause to prevent snap-shut closing. Brushed brass frame is a one-piece bolster and liner for extra strength. The edges are beveled, so t are no sharp corners. Hinge pin is solid brass. Handle inlays are tropical hardwood.
A copy of relevant page and cover of catalog will be sent with knife.Condition : Knife : The frame has a pin-point mark on side of knife and two nicks on the underside (see pictures). It also has some marks inside the thumb lock recess, and a few small faint scratches. The blade has a few small faint scratches. The wood insert is dry, and the grains are opening. Sheath : Flap has a faint scuff mark at the top and some light wrinkling from opening the snap. Markings: Tang stamp: "GERBER". Reverse side says "Portland, OR. 97223 U.S.A."; Front of sheath embossed with sword in rock logo; Back of sheath embossed "Gerber Portland, Ore. 97223 U.S.A." Shipping : Worldwide ... read more